We did cool stuff to reduce the number of IVPs and BVPs needed to schedule SOFIA by restricting the problem. The restriction costs us little in terms of the value of the flight plans we can build. The restriction allowed us to reformulate part of the search problem as a zero-finding problem. The result is a simplified planning model and significant savings in computation time. Topics: EDUCATION, STUDENTS, WRIGHT BROTHERS, KATHARINE WRIGHT, ORVILLE WRIGHT, WILBUR WRIGHT, GLIDERS
Two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer David McCullough discussed his new book on the lives, trials, and ultimate triumph of aviation pioneers Orville and Wilbur Wright, selecting the Kansas City Public Library for a special engagement. This event took place on June 19, 2015 at the Central Library. Topics: David McCullough, author, The Wright Brothers, Orville Wright, Wilbur Wright, Kansas City Public...
NASA Connect segment exploring who the Wright Brothers were and how they designed and flew the first airplane. The video also explains the steps of the Engineering Method and how the Wright brothers used these stages in their process. Topics: NASA Connect, Wright Brothers, Engineering Method, First Flight, Wilbur Wright, Orville Wright,... Source: http://nasa.ibiblio.org/details.php?videoid=6285&start=40&subject=Aeronautics
NASA Connect Video containing five segments as described below. NASA Connect segment featuring the website of the U.S. Centennial Flight Commission. The website consists of activities for students and teachers as well as links on astronautics and aeronautics. NASA Connect segment exploring the first flying machines including their design and development. The host demonstrates the flight simulator of the original glider. NASA Connect segment involving students in an activity investigating kites... Topics: NASA Connect, Centennial of Flight, Wright Brothers, Congress, United States, Web Activity,... Source: http://nasa.ibiblio.org/details.php?videoid=6281&start=40&subject=Aeronautics